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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • COPS seeks new crop of citizens

    CUMBERLAND — It happens to many drivers.  Cruising down a nice long stretch of freshly-paved road, not paying attention to their speed while listening to their favorite song. Suddenly, out of the corner of their eye, they spy a police cruiser lurking behind a bush or street sign...

  • Brunswick asks new bar to clarify ownership

    BRUNSWICK — The town has asked the proprietors of a new bar on Maine Street to clarify their management agreement, following discrepancies that have clouded an embattled Portland club owner's involvement.  Town Manager Gary Brown said last week that Joseph Cyr and Thomas Manning...

  • Topsham selectmen beef up public safety vehicle fleet

    TOPSHAM — Along with accepting bids for two new police cruisers, the Board of Selectmen voted June 17 to obtain an emergency response vehicle from the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office. The board voted unanimously to accept Quirk Ford of Augusta’s low bid of $23,221 ...

  • Falmouth boy runs for a cause

    FALMOUTH — Ten-year-old Parker Wyatt runs hard and he runs fast. He also runs for a cause. Parker has run more than 20 5K and 10K road races all over the United States to raise money for a variety of charities. This summer, he'll run the TD Bank Beach to Beacon Road Race in Cape Eliz...

  • Deputies make arrest in Harpswell home invasion case

    HARPSWELL — Deputies from the Cumberland County and Sagadahoc County sheriff's departments on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old Bowdoinham man in connection with a June 11 home invasion on Basin Point Road. Police say Michael A. Blasingame, of 137 Pratt Road, was arrested at his resid...

  • Falmouth Council sends town hall, library, community center plan to voters

    FALMOUTH — In addition to leadership, committee and liaison appointments, the Council discussed on Monday a proposal to move the town hall and library to the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. The meeting was the council's first since the June 8 election. In unanimous vot...

  • Waldo's burglary latest in string of local break-ins

    FALMOUTH — On June 20, police responded to report of a break-in at Waldo's General Store on Route 1. Police said the burglars stole cigarettes and cash from the registers at Waldo's and Super Scoops. The culprits also kicked in walls and doors. 

  • Street light reduction plan defeated, second public hearing set

    FALMOUTH — The 174 street lights proposed for removal will stay on, at least for now. On June 21, the Town Council voted 4-3 to defeat a motion to eliminate 74 of the lights and hold a public hearing on another 100 slated for elimination. The reduction would save the town approximate...